Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden shake hands on June 16. Photo: AP
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden shake hands on June 16. Photo: AP

A closer US and Russia makes India hopeful. China, not so much

  • India hopes the Biden-Putin summit will make balancing US-Russia ties easier – but taking delivery of Russian missile systems against US wishes could test that
  • Analysts say China may fear the US is trying to do a ‘Kissinger in reverse’, while also noting that Russia ‘won’t get played by the US so easily’

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden shake hands on June 16. Photo: AP
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden shake hands on June 16. Photo: AP
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